att ryime.quire them peopleecome il as medicalare costs grew, moree to pay forhe fulcost of the services ey recei favored government action. wilbur cohen, former undersecretary, hew. in 1950, when i was the director of research and statistics to pay forhe fulcost of the services ey recei favored government action. for social security, the federal security administrator asked me for ideas on how to get out of the inactivity we were in. i said instead of covering everybody, why not cover just the aged who were receiving social security? he thought that was a good idea. he asked me to draft the bill. in 1950, 1951, i drafted that bill for him. it was introduced in congress in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960. but in 1959, i persuaded senator john f. kennedy to be for the idea.